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    French:
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    Agent Smirnoff Wants to improve their french up to about AS level .

    TheRealDarthVader - Beginner

    Bouchra - Beginner - wants to improve her french.

    Hamatouri got an A* at GCSE, wants to continue improving.

    Instincts_2012 - wants help for his GCSE french speaking.

    kingaaran - Going towards GCSE

    hessajee - Going towards GCSE level at uni

    diversrock - Standard Grade = 1 (GCSE equivalent) (3 years ago)

    SantiCazorla - IGCSE

    danielat998 - GCSE

    Marianufc - GCSE

    R2497 - GCSE

    lil-mazie - GCSE

    k9markiii - GCSE

    multiplexing-gamer - GCSE

    Habaz - GCSE

    SpiritedAway - GCSE

    Ivanka - GCSE

    BarneyArr - GCSE

    Dougieowner - GCSE

    najabri - GCSE

    AlphaWolfZ - IGCSE

    Mieka - B1 level

    benster2467 - wants to practice for AS speaking exam

    Em S - starting AS level

    Blob2491 - studying at AS level

    francaisoui31220 - AS level

    LethalBeans - AS level

    Dwi3774 - AS level

    Kalapatato - AS level

    forest3261 - AS level

    Toaster999 - AS level

    Refrigerator - AS level

    resentment. AS level

    liviluck - AS level

    thefunktopus69 - AS level

    JOR2010 - AS level

    Retro.spex - AS level

    Trottoir - Starting A2 wants to practice and improve

    Student96 - A2 level

    emzaz - Got an A at A level.

    flyylikejetz - A2 level, wants to practise speaking

    Xx.MissEG.xX - A2 level (above 90%)

    VoguerClass - A2 level

    RichyFrench - A2 level

    greengables - A2 level

    knit-knots - A2 level

    Clementine. - A2 level

    Bun - A2 level

    xKINGxHAZAx - A2 level

    fait - A2 equivalent (studying a module at uni)- wants to practice speaking

    KatieKate - A2 level

    NothingCrushesUs - A2 level, happy to help with and also wants to practice.

    RyanAntony - A2 level

    jtrunks - A2 level

    Maybenexttime - A2 level (B2)

    ILovePancakes - IB Level

    Lia. - B2 level

    White.Rose. - B2 level

    jiayi930829 - Intermediate level french - wants to practice.

    Modestmouse - C1 level

    SiaSiaSia - got an A* at A level and has been living in france for 2 months

    sunfowers01 - wants to practice at university level

    alexcs - first year of uni

    Alouette! - studying at uni

    paul_blakeman - studying at uni and lived there during the summer

    jonnythemoose - undergrad, studying at uni.

    omgnvq - second year of uni

    manutd17 - Doing french at uni and taking a year out next year to go to france.

    p+i+n+k - fluent

    skrips - fluent

    snawkie - fluent, doing A2

    frenchy anderson - Native

    laliloulila - Native

    princecaspian - Native

    Tom_Sg - Native

    Le Récamier - Native

    littlepotatoe - Native

    AnyoneOutThere - Native and does A2 french AQA

    Scout. - Native and also studying it as part of degree

    lizfairy - Studied for one year

    KFisch - French 4 in USA


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    Agent Smirnoff - Wants to learn basic German.

    GabrieleAbate - Wants to learn basic German.

    whyeverynameisus - Wants to learn basic German.

    xmarilynx - Beginner

    TheRealDarthVader - Beginner

    SantiCazorla - GCSE

    21stcenturyphantom - GCSE

    R2497 - GCSE

    Oxford_Funk - GCSE

    najabri - GCSE

    Dominicoben - between GCSE and AS level

    horbas - IB, SL

    GingerGoat - Intermediate

    Em S - starting AS level

    peaaceandl0ve - studying AS level

    Nivarka - AS level

    mollyx - AS level

    Toaster999 - AS level

    JOR2010 - AS level

    DannyW94 - AS and A2, wants to practice

    Eileen_ - B2 level

    eatonalex - A2 level

    mollyx - A2 level

    izzii - A2 level

    Octopus_Garden - Taking A2 German AQA

    Ray.L - A2 level

    ChrisRawlings - A2 level

    snawkie - A2 level

    fortunecookie - A2 level

    supernova92 - A2 level

    cantreadcaptchas - A2 level

    bun - A2 level

    hannah721 - A2 level (AQA)

    bclarkeyy28- A2 level

    rachbeanz - A2 level, wants to practice.

    Aemiliana - Did A2, wants to keep the skill going

    yabbayabba - got an A at A level

    alexcs - first year of uni

    Alouette! - studying at uni

    SpiritedAway - undergrad/university

    jonnythemoose - undergrad, studying at uni.

    omgnvq - second year of uni

    Bobo1234 - second year of uni

    Modestmouse - third year of uni

    Mieka - C1 level

    RichyFrench - third year of uni and spent some time in Germany

    jakemittle - Advanced (working in Germany) and Beginner at Austrian Dialect.

    Pandabär - has lived in germany for several years

    hannah_dru - wants to stay fluent

    muffingg - fluent/grew up there. Got an A* at A level

    skrips - fluent

    Lia. - Native

    darkexpression - Native

    jaklargerne - Native

    Seventh Seal - Native

    German_Saskia - Native

    mk85 - Native (Austrian)


    Spanish:
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    fishandchips92 - Wants to learn basic Spanish

    Agent Smirnoff - Wants to learn basic Spanish

    hasan4life - Wants to learn Spanish

    mollyx - Wants to learn Spanish

    Darloman - Beginner A1

    TheRealDarthVader - Beginner

    THESHade - Beginner

    RichyFrench - Beginner

    tite23 - Beginner

    Oscar(/•_•)/ - Beginner

    jtrunks - Beginner

    hannahtriz - Refresher needed

    21stcenturyphantom - GCSE

    R2497 - GCSE

    Dougieowner - GCSE

    CandyFlipper - Intermediate

    rackethead - Intermediate (2nd year uni)

    sixdaysinthesun - equivalent to GCSE, studied in USA

    danielat998 - A2/B1 level

    Lia. - B1 level

    Bissy - AS level

    akemikat - studying AS level

    Buongiorno - AS level

    benster2467 - wants to practice for AS speaking exam

    rachbeanz

    liviluck - AS level

    Sem193 - AS level.

    ssss - AS level

    stevop21 - AS level

    SweetchiiK - wants to practice AS level

    Bobo1234 - A2 level, a little rusty

    hotliketea - A2 level (WJEC board)

    jackberry96 - A2 level (will continue at university)

    Melissaa_x3 - A2 level

    DomStaff - A2 level (A* in one year)

    VoguerClass - A2 level

    LaEstrella - A2 level

    Xx.MissEG.xX - A2 level (above 90%)

    desibarbie04 - A2 level

    Purple Giraffe - A2 level

    danrw4 - A2 level

    Ivanka- A2 level

    Birkatron - A2 level and wants to practice AS level too.

    ChrisRawlings - A2 level

    knit-knots - A2 level

    KatieKate - A2 level

    itchy and scratchy - A2 level

    S_123 - A2 level

    diversrock - taking Ab Initio through the IB

    sunfowers01 - wants to practice at university level.

    Alouette! - studying at uni

    Tom_Sg

    asparkyn - C1 level

    ILovePancakes - Native

    SharkOfMirkwood - Native & done A2

    castelo - Native (NW Spain)

    xerox_04 - Native

    ggonzalez - Native

    p+i+n+k - Native

    tajmahal - Native and done A2 Edexcel

    Jrgndk - Native

    jonnythemoose - Native, lived there ***Mexican Spanish***

    PabloArenas - Native (México)

    Lomo_gurl - from Panama, very willing to help out


    Other Languages:
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    Arabic:
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    diversrock - Beginner

    GingerGoat - Beginner

    TimmyTurner93 - Basic

    KythingToWrite - learning GCSE

    BouchraIntermediate speaker

    HanaKimi - fluent (and got an A* at gcse)

    Ivanka - Passive Knowledge


    British Sign-Language:
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    TheRealDarthVader - Beginner

    kat_allen - Beginner

    ChrisRawlings : level 1


    Czech:
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    mrs_bellamy - beginner

    Ivanka - fluent/native


    Chinese:
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    x-Saffire-x - Beginner

    magnetite - Basic Mandarin

    whyeverynameisus - Mandarin Chinese, advanced.

    caiitlinz - mandarin chinese - equivalent to A2.

    Le Récamier - Upper intermediate/living in Beijing.

    Demi-Jane - Mandarin Chinese, fluent.

    jiayi930829 - Fluent in Mandarin

    UsefulLipids - Native in Mandarin

    whyeverynameisus - Cantonese Chinese, fluent.


    Dutch:
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    k9markiii - Wants to learn Dutch

    TheRealDarthVader - Beginner

    xmarilynx - GCSE level

    omgnvq - second year of uni

    Eileen_ - Native

    Mieka - Native


    English:
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    GabrieleAbate - Wants help improving their english

    Anastasia_01 - Wants help improving their english

    xerox_04 - Wants help improving their english

    rabbit99 - Wants help improving their english

    German_Saskia - Wants help improving their english

    Jrgndk - Wants help improving their english

    geneticist - Upper intermediate/lower advanced

    JOR2010 - C2 level

    magnetite - Fluent

    NothingCrushesUs - Fluent

    TheQuietOne - Fluent

    skrips - fluent in British English

    francaisoui31220 - Native

    TimmyTurner93 - Native

    Em S - Native

    Maybenexttime - Native

    diversrock - Native

    White.Rose. - Native

    UsefulLipids - Native

    KFisch - Native (American English)


    Gaelic:
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    diversrock - Native


    Greek (Modern):
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    NothingCrushesUs - basically fluent (spoken at home) - happy to help people with.


    Hungarian:
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    TheQuietOne - A1 level currently. Self-teaching. Hoping to find someone to practice with. Happy to help teach English in return (fluent)


    Italian:
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    jtrunks - Beginner

    Infinity_4652 - Beginner

    Lia. - Beginner (A1/A2 level)

    jakemittle Beginner - wants to improve

    HanaKimi - Self teaching, wants to improve.

    lizfairy - Studied for two years

    ChrisRawlings - GCSE

    Dominicoben - GCSE

    JOR2010 - C1 level with Bolognese dialect (born in Italy)

    frideos - Native

    GabrieleAbate - Native



    Korean:
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    Le Récamier - elementary level

    Dominicoben - beginner

    HanaKimi - Self teaching, wants to improve.


    Japanese:
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    TimmyTurner93 - Beginner but can read both kana

    Ivanka - Beginner

    whyeverynameisus - Beginner

    Dominicoben - GCSE

    Le Récamier - Intermediate Level

    UsefulLipids - Intermediate Level 2


    Norwegian:
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    danielat998 - B2 level


    Polish:
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    hessajee - Beginner

    NoHejOlka - Native (A* at GCSE, 100% at AS Level)


    Portuguese:
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    Brazillian Portuguese
    TimmyTurner93 - Above beginner but not quite intermediate

    CandyCandy - fluent (would also like to improve their english)

    European Portuguese
    VoguerClass - Beginner

    CandyFlipper - Beginner

    GabrieleAbate - Beginner

    Rishz - intermediate

    Dominicoben - GCSE (B1/B2 possibly?)

    ussumane - fluent

    katyness - fluent


    Romanian:
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    alunaverde - Native


    Russian:
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    Tesphen - Beginnner

    The_Last_Melon - Beginner

    Anastasia_01 - Native


    Swahili:
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    Swedish:
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    hessajee - Beginner

    darkexpression - Beginner


    Welsh:
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    BarneyArr - wants to learn more - currently at a basic level.

    danielat998 - Native


    Miscellaneous:
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    mayrin - Thai Native

    tite23 - Latin beginner

    Darth_Newdar - Would like to practice Latin

    jismith1989 - Latin and Ancient Greek help with written

    najabri - GCSE Latin

    Planar - AS level Latin

    To Sign Up:
    Post the language/languages you want to practice, your level e.g. AS level and I'll add you to the list! If you're fluent/grew up there/speak it at home/etc please say so too Then PM those on the list for their Skype name - simple. If you want a language added just say, sign language and dead/classical languages etc are fine too

    NB: For languages with regional variations or different dialects e.g. Canadian French vs French from France and Mexican Spanish vs European Spanish etc STATE WHICH TYPE!


    IMPORTANT: If your language level is increasing e.g. continuing GCSE French to as level or if you no longer want to be on the list then post in this thread!

    Guide to translating between the european framework into GCSE/A Level type qualification-ness
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    (Original post by Modestmouse)
    C1 is advanced or fluency I guess. The scale goes from A1 (beginner) to C2 (mastery). Roughly I'd say it's like this:

    A1
    A2 (=GCSE)
    B1 (=AS levels)
    B2 (around A2 levels)
    C1 (level you should be after a year abroad)
    C2 (mastery of language)

    This is only a rough chart. I'd imagine a lot of people with an A-level in a language would struggle with the B2 exam.

    The C1 equivalent exam in Germany (Test DaF) is a very trying exam and takes a lot of training (and for the candidate to be very well-rounded).


    P.S. A HUGE thank you to
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    Instincts_2012 for making the list so much neater! They're highly deserving of rep and as I can't give them more today I would be grateful if other people would! They've made a huge contribution! Also, Modestmouse is another repworthy person for translating the european language thingy into english qualifications. Thanks to Xurvi for improving the list format too and offering suggestions. And thank you to the people who keep signing up and using the thread!


    emzaz: "Why I made this thread? Well, if you've bothered to read this far, some actual text that isn't spoilered won't phase you so....
    Once upon a time I was thinking how important it is to actually practice speaking rather than just write out notes etc and how boring/slightly unstable it is to sit all day talking to yourself so I thought I would create a thread where members of TSR who want to practice for their speaking exams can talk on Skype!
    I hope it's worked The end ^_^"
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    I would be interested in French and Spanish, but not through video call, just standard skype call! Good idea .
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    (Original post by liviluck)
    I would be interested in French and Spanish, but not through video call, just standard skype call! Good idea .
    Heya, yeah I was just thinking normal call too ^_^ Can I write you on the list? If so then what level are you?

    I really hope more people post! I think it could be really good!
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    (Original post by emzaz)
    Heya, yeah I was just thinking normal call too ^_^ Can I write you on the list? If so then what level are you?

    I really hope more people post! I think it could be really good!
    Sure I'm doing AS level French and AS level Spanish. I plan to continue them both to A2 . Are you AS level or A2?
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    (Original post by liviluck)
    Sure I'm doing AS level French and AS level Spanish. I plan to continue them both to A2 . Are you AS level or A2?
    Heya, I'm doing A2 but I'm also resitting the speaking exam to boost my UMS marks (need to get an A this year overall you see)
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    (Original post by emzaz)
    Heya, I'm doing A2 but I'm also resitting the speaking exam to boost my UMS marks (need to get an A this year overall you see)
    Ah ok, good luck ! I have my French AS Oral tomorrow and my Spanish next Monday so am very nervous!
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    (Original post by liviluck)
    Ah ok, good luck ! I have my French AS Oral tomorrow and my Spanish next Monday so am very nervous!
    Awww, good luck! It's a shame your spanish and your french weren't switched or we could have gone on skype but I only did spanish for half a year and then dropped it hahah! Try not to be nervous - it's only a chat with a random middle aged woman/man :P That's how I try and think of it anyways! Good luck!
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    (Original post by emzaz)
    Awww, good luck! It's a shame your spanish and your french weren't switched or we could have gone on skype but I only did spanish for half a year and then dropped it hahah! Try not to be nervous - it's only a chat with a random middle aged woman/man :P That's how I try and think of it anyways! Good luck!
    Haha, thanks, that's actually made me feel a lot better , will just go in with that image!
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    Hey this is a great idea. Can I be up for French (GCSE level) and German (undergrad level)
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    French GCSE but im really bad havnt done it for 2 years :P
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    (Original post by SpiritedAway)
    Hey this is a great idea. Can I be up for French (GCSE level) and German (undergrad level)
    Great! I've put you on the list ^_^ Try and encourage other people to sign up too I've tried posting on threads where people are asking for help on their speaking exams but I probably just look like I'm spamming the thread hahahah!
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    brilliant idea! speaking exams coming up eek... put me up for AS level Spanish (and 1st Language Spanish GCSE) (I need to practice too so this works both ways!)
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    (Original post by ssss)
    brilliant idea! speaking exams coming up eek... put me up for AS level Spanish (and 1st Language Spanish GCSE) (I need to practice too so this works both ways!)
    Yayyy! Lots of people woop woop! Hahah! I wish there was more french exam types! So far it's only the spanish and german lot mainly :P

    Spread the word around - that way there'll be lots of people to practice with ^_^

    I'll add you now
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    (Original post by emzaz)
    Yayyy! Lots of people woop woop! Hahah! I wish there was more french exam types! So far it's only the spanish and german lot mainly :P

    Spread the word around - that way there'll be lots of people to practice with ^_^

    I'll add you now
    Okie dokely you never know, more could turn up out of the woodwork
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    (Original post by ssss)
    Okie dokely you never know, more could turn up out of the woodwork
    Hahah! Lets hope so!
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    Hey, I'm currently doing Spanish and French A2, would love to practise speaking the languages with a fellow prolific learner. =]
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    I'm doing Spanish AS! This is a good idea!
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    I'd be interested in Mandarin Chinese I'm at AH Level at the moment, equivalent to A2.
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    I would sign up, but my Spanish AS is this Friday!
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    I'm a little sceptical.

    It's a good idea on paper, but what do you expect to learn if you're speaking with people of your level or not-so-better than you? There are no fluent people in your list as far as I'm aware, and I'm afraid one would get used to do errors because of this.

    Even on TSR sometimes people reply in a thread and all seem to agree on the translation or grammar one has posted, despite it being sometimes *very* wrong.

    So I guess you'd need fluent people to talk to you? But then it takes time to correct someone decently. I remember spending sometimes one hour or more to check some text that was submitted here, because I had to make sure I was correct, I had to understand the grammar behind it (because I speak correctly by habit but there are loads of rules I forgot), and then I had to explain it in a clear, concise and educational way.

    While the learner is happy to spend this time on learning, I know that I'd much rather revise my Japanese for my test tomorrow than "waste" time teaching. Writing is fine, I write when I can and I'm not asked to always check everything that people ask on this subforum (thank god) but speaking suggests similar availability (hai timezones, good thing we're almost all GMT or GMT+1) of both the learner and the teacher.

    Then again, I've been told I was being overly negative during the last two days. What I think is severly lacking anyway is: fluent people/natives, availability of the members. The ideal case would be that couples emerge: ie if one is to be taught French by a French person, they should return the favour by teaching English or whatever language they're fluent in. So we have a real interaction and both get something out of it.
 
 
 
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